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Environmental Horticulture

Editorial Team

  • Wagner Vendrame - Editor
  • Paul Roberts - ICS Editor
  • Dean Kopsell - Chair, Approver

RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Florida-Friendly Mulches and Their Uses

EP626/ENH1362by Don Rainey, Esen Momol, Jennifer Marvin, Tom Wichman, Chris Marble, Lynn Barber, and Susan HaddockDecember 5th, 2022This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department is intended for those persons seeking information on how to properly select and use mulch as one component of a Florida-friendly landscape design. Written by Don Rainey, Esen Momol, Jennifer Marvin, Tom Wichman, Chris Marble, Lynn Barber, and Susan Haddock.Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

Mulching Herbs, Vegetables and Fruit Trees in the Florida-Friendly Edible Landscape

EP625/ENH1361by Tina McIntyre, Rachel Gutner, Tiare Silvasy, Jacqlyn Rivas, and Esen MomolNovember 3rd, 2022Mulching is the practice of spreading material around the base of a plant to protect the plant, conserving moisture or suppressing weeds. This new 7-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department serves as a guide for homeowners and professionals to reference best practices on mulching and discusses mulch sources, application techniques, and management practices. It will clarify the mulch needs of fruit trees, shrubs, herbs, and vegetables to promote plant health. Written by Tina McIntyre, Rachel Gutner, Tiare Silvasy, Jacqlyn Rivas, and Esen Momol.Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment

Pruning, Harvesting and Maintenance of Florida-Friendly Edible Landscapes

EP622/ENH1358by Rachel Gutner, Tina McIntyre, Tiare Silvasy, Hamutahl Cohen, and Esen MomolAugust 24th, 2022Maintaining an edible landscape using the nine Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) principles provides a practical approach to food production in the home environment. Integrating pest management strategies, addressing nutrient deficiencies, proper pruning techniques, timely harvesting, and mulching are all practices that contribute to having a healthy edible landscape. The audience for this new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department is Floridian homeowners attempting to grow edibles, such as vegetables, fruits and herbs. Written by Rachel Gutner, Tina McIntyre, Tiare Silvasy, Hamutahl Cohen, and Esen Momol.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Soil Health and Fertility of Florida-Friendly Edible Landscapes

EP624/ENH1360by Tina McIntyre, Rachel Gutner, Tiare Silvasy, and Esen MomolAugust 24th, 2022Maintaining an edible landscape using the nine Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles provides a practical approach to food production for homeowners and landscaping consultants. Integrating practical pest management strategies, addressing nutrient deficiencies, proper pruning techniques, timely harvesting, and mulching are all practices that contribute to a healthy landscape. This new 8-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department provides homeowners with key Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ concepts and tips to enhance the health and fertility of soils while protecting the environment. Healthy soils result in improved production yields, beautiful landscapes, and a more resilient environment. Written by Tina McIntyre, Rachel Gutner, Tiare Silvasy, and Esen Momol.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Common Media Used in Hydroponics

EP623/ENH1359by Morgan Pinkerton, Brianna Whitman, Hannah Wooten, and Celina GomezAugust 22nd, 2022Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without using soil. In hydroponics, plants can be grown either directly in a nutrient solution (water-culture) or in an inert media (media-culture). In media-culture, the type of media is critical to the success of plant production. Designed for hydroponic beginners, this new 5-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department will cover the basic properties of media and specifically discuss media commonly used in hydroponics. Written by Morgan Pinkerton, Brianna Whitman, Hannah Wooten, and Celina Gomez.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems